Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s new song, Channa Mereya, features a somber, teary-eyed Ranbir Kapoor—clad in a gold, embroidered-to-perfection Sabyasachi couture sherwani and a contrast safa—singing karaoke at his own (fictional) wedding. This picturesque moment should definitely go on the mood boards of all grooms-to-be (the fashion, not the almost-tears, guys). Even though we love the fact that he’s ditched the beard (it’s 2016 for crying out loud), what SHOOK us was the fact that the 34-year-old had meticulously drawn mehndi on both his hands. Yes, mehndi!
Is this the birth of henna for men? Did he just make this mainstream? Can all boys do it? So many questions, such few answers. So we ventured around our office, screaming, "WHY, RANBIR, WHY", but our editors had confused feelings about it. While the girls loved it, because, "Ranbir is still HOT!", (obviously), dudes are not having any of it.
Some responses from the guys in our office included, "Break-ups are hard, bro", and "If it’s Star Wars inspired, I’ll definitely do it for my wedding" — but what we're really saying is, "Bro, man up and put the fucking mehndi on. Ranbir's doing it." Trend realness, people. Remember, you heard it here first.